Final status: Splunk and the Heartbleed vulnerability

Dear Splunk users,

We’re expecting this to be our final blog post about how we’re handling the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160). For background, here are the previous installments from us:

What’s been done, products and services

We’ve updated and secured our products and services as follows:·

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Fix now available: Splunk and the Heartbleed vulnerability

Dear Splunk users,

This is an update to yesterday’s post on our handling of the OpenSSL Heartbleed vulnerability.  Thank you again for your patience and understanding as we spent the necessary time to prepare and test our fix for this important issue. As I mentioned yesterday, we are working hard to balance getting the fix out to you as quickly as possible while still spending sufficient time testing it to ensure a high quality delivery.

Take me to the fix!

As of now, Splunk Enterprise 6.0.3 is now available for download. This includes universal forwarder builds.

This release contains two fixes for vulnerabilities in OpenSSL:

  • CVE-2014-0160 – OpenSSL 1.0.1 TLS Heartbeat leaks sensitive information (also known as the “Heartbleed”
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Splunk and the Heartbleed SSL vulnerability

(Update: we’ve posted a fix for this issue, see

Dear Splunk users,

As you’re likely aware, a significant vulnerability in OpenSSL, which the security community is calling the “Heartbleed” vulnerability, was discovered and publicized earlier this week. This is not a bug in code that Splunk produced, but rather in a component of a package that is in common use throughout the software industry.

The purpose of this blog post is to inform you about what Splunk is doing to address this issue.   For more detailed information about the vulnerability itself, refer to

Here’s what you need to know:

What versions of Splunk are affected?

  • Splunk Enterprise versions 6.0, 6.0.1, and 6.0.2 are affected. This includes
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That happened: episode 39

This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: Splunk results on your iPad–or anywhere, bromance is in the air, you may want to go back to college, gems from the tip jar:

Do you use statusboard on your iPad?

Starcher wrote a cool thing!

See this blog post from #splunk denizen starcher explaining how to use Splunk alerting and Dropbox to update a dashboard in statusboard on your iPad:

This makes me think of another “get your Splunk on anywhere your iDevice is” project, the Splunk Everywhere utility written by David Carasso. Check out his blog post about it here:

Virtual bros

Jeffums (aka DaGryph) makes …

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That happened: episode 38

HAPPY NEW YEAR from “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel. This week: Who are these weirdos and what do they want you to know, externally bloggy hotness, Splunk and your family, highlighting a rockstar in our midst.

I wish I’d known that when….

Denizens of the #splunk IRC channel have begun keeping a page of tips and gotchas for the benefit of those who follow in their (epic) footsteps:

Want to know who these folks are? Check our IRC page:

More excellent Splunk nerdery can be found here at #splunk inhabitant George Starcher’s blog:

I LOVE children…I just can’t eat a whole one

Several #splunk denizens have sprogged

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Syracuse University’s iSchool IT Girls want to change the world with data

This past Veteran’s Day weekend, I was in Syracuse, NY with fellow Splunker Christy Wilson, attending the 3rd annual IT Girls overnight retreat at Syracuse University’s iSchool. One of the goals of the retreat is to introduce the 100 selected high school girls from around the US to technology concepts, and to inspire them to pursue careers either in, or related to technology–but we were the ones who came away inspired.

The girls travel to the event from all over the country. Most are from neighboring cities including New York, Philadelphia, and the DC area, but the event is expanding its reach–some attendees were from further afield, coming from Texas and Georgia. Some parents also traveled to Syracuse …

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That happened: episode 37

This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: the Joy of Splunking, discovering the nerds are all around you, a panel of experts:

#splunk can be our little secret

ElSplunk discovers the Joy of mvcount:

<ElSplunk> i have a value in the format [a,b,c,d.....]  - I need to count the delimited entries in this.. any straightforward function??
<madscient> ElSplunk: mvcount(split(foo,”,”))
<madscient> ElSplunk: more precisely  -  | eval count=mvcount(split(foo,”,”))
<ElSplunk> thanks awesome @ madscient
<madscient> ElSplunk:  np.  any typos included at no additional charge.
<duckfez> madscient: they aren’t mistakes – just happy little syntactical accidents
<pie|ia> …

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That happened: episode 36

This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel:

And first, a message from our sponsor*:

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  • Speaking of .conf, GET REGISTERED! 100+ sessions of real-world use cases, implementation details, and best practices await you. This is not your
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That happened: episode 35

This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: it’s been a while, so here’s an extra-long edition.

.conf 2013 is around the corner!

Some important details:

…And in the dorkness

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That happened: episode 34

This week in “That happened: notes from #splunk”, a blog about the goings-on in the Splunk IRC channel: a twofers+ edition! Maintaining a healthy relationship with #splunk, regexes and tan pantyhose, and more magic.

Addiction or codependence?

Either way, #splunk = support group

*** jtrucks has joined #splunk
<jtrucks> I was having withdrawal.
<kkolb> hi jtrucks
<@amrit|wrk> addict
<jtrucks> amrit|wrk: yes
<@amrit|wrk> that’s why the download’s free ;)
<jtrucks> haha
<jtrucks> that first … always is :
<jtrucks> :)
<jtrucks> come on, it’s 500MB free!
<jtrucks> you can do it
<jtrucks> everyone is doin’ it.
<@amrit|wrk> and 500mb …

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